inological digital library
jneuss at ARCOR.DE
Thu Apr 5 12:50:02 UTC 2007
on Wed, 04 Apr 2007 10:46:51 +0200 Dominik Wujastyk <ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK>
> I have a growing personal digital library of valuable books as PDF
is there any platform where scholars could share their pdf-files? I have
an ever growing library of valuable indological source books in pdf-format
too. if there was a platform to share such resources, the effort of
scanning etc. would be reduced and everyone could contribute his or her
pdfs. and everybody else could share the fruit of the individual effort.
i suppose that it is evident to everyone that computer readable (or rather
viewable) versions of works which are otherwise available only in printed
form are desirable as you can have your library (or at least important
portions of it) with you on the laptop etc., everywhere you go.
but then the question arises: what about copyright laws?
we all know the gretil archive; many of the texts listed there have also
been extracted from printed editions subject to copyrigth laws. i suppose
that pdf-files prepared from printed books make a big difference in legal
terms, don't they?
any chance to overcome this problem, anybody concerned with the question
of a (centralized) indological digital library?
Jürgen Neuß, M.A.
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für die Sprachen und Kulturen Südasiens
Königin-Luise-Str. 34 a
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